Etymology
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de-ice (v.)

"remove the ice from," 1935, from de- + ice. Related: De-iced; de-icing. Agent noun de-icer is from 1932, originally of airplanes.

updated on February 07, 2021

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Definitions of de-ice from WordNet

de-ice (v.)
make or become free of frost or ice;
Synonyms: defrost / deice
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